Posted by veronica | July 30, 2013
Baraka is among the most amazing films in existence. The wordless documentary shot in 24 countries across six continents will humble you, will change you for the better. It's a kaleidoscopic, awe-inspiring journey to the ends of the Earth, a chance to experience life on a global scale. If there is a musical equivalent to Baraka, it's Borderland, a recent collaboration for Tresor between techno veterans Juan Atkins and Moritz von Oswald. It's dark — but not in an aggressive, eyes fixed on the floor kind of way. It's deep — way down deep — but this isn't music for drugs and dancing. The pace at which Borderland moves could only be made possible by the sounds of techno; drifting, drawn upwards to icy peaks then seamlessly shifting gears to a barreling run. But the feeling is positively cinematic. The organic sounds of nature — a croak of a frog, the rustle of trees in the distance — build a setting of understated beauty. It's the kind of music that makes you forget your surroundings, that necessitates a moment of silence. Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald's Borderland is out now on Tresor.